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Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:26 am  Reply with quote



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Gentlemen,

This weekend I spent some time patterning my Crescent 16 gauge double gun, using Poly 2 1/2" SpredR's for my Grouse and Woodcock hunting.

This Antique Crescent 16 gauge throws a beautiful bird killing pattern at 25, 35 and 45 yards, with 8's, 71/2's and 6"s, got to admit the patterns are much better than I thought they would be, covering a 30" circle exceedingly well, with no gaps. Had a few RST SpredR's I tested also and they worked just as well and were softer shooting.

All in all I am totally satisfied with the SpredR patterns out of the newly acquired Antique Crescent 16 gauge double gun, can't wait till Grouse & Woodcock season!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:47 pm  Reply with quote
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GREAT report
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:39 pm  Reply with quote



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really nifty looking gun. Razz

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:47 am  Reply with quote
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How much shot in those spreader loads ?
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Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:30 am  Reply with quote



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fn16ga,

1 Oz 2 3/4 Dram #6's, 2 1/2" Chamber shell, will have to dig out the #8 & #7 1/2 shells and see exactly what is in the Poly #8 & # 7 1/2 SpredR's. A box of #6's was sitting here beside the computer in the office.

After taking a look at the SpredR boxes it looks like the #8's & 7 1/2's are all 1 oz shells also.

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fn16ga
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:20 am  Reply with quote
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Didn't know they loaded them in 1oz . Looks like they should work perfect for needs . Thanks for sharing !
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Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:39 am  Reply with quote



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fn16ga,

You are welcome sir, glad to help with the information.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:10 am  Reply with quote



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And... I was hoping to see the patterns! It would be a good tool to show people the difference between standard and spreader loads since so many people ask about them. Still have those pattern sheets?

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It would be a good tool to show people the difference between standard and spreader loads since so many people ask about them.

For reference, here are some Polywad spreader load patterns (upper row) in three different guns. Lower row is conventional SG16 loads in same 3 guns.

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Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:02 pm  Reply with quote



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Brewester11,

Thanks for putting up the pictures of the comparative patterns. What yardage were they shot at.

I never thought to take pictures as I patterned my 16 Hammer Gun.

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Brewster11
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:56 pm  Reply with quote



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What yardage were they shot at.

20 yds.

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Pine Creek/Dave
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Brewester11,

Your pictures do show how tight a conventional pattern really is at 20 yards, compared to the SpredR loads, great job sir. Again thanks for posting the pictures. My tests patterns at 25, 35 & 40 yards show approximately the same results with the SpredR shells, the conventional 16 do open up their pattern at 30 - 35 yards however.

Which is why the SpredR shells are great from 20 to 35 yards when gunning Grouse & Woodcock.

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